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    September 13, 2010
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>> call him the great philosopher, ray lewis. you can't win a game with your tongue so let's stop talking and play. ravens, jets tonight. >> you got toys for the occasion. what's that all about? >> my toys. yes. here's flacco throwing down. >> what jamie does during commercial breaks. take that sanchez. i'm megan pringle. hopefully you had a wonderful weekend >> a lot of people going to the game tonight up the jersey turnpike. he's back from vacation, meteorologist justin berk. >> good morning. looks like we've got the look at some wet-looking weather this morning. say that because some of you have fog and maybe heavy dew on the windshield in the car to wipe off. we have a dry weather pattern to set up once again. the breeze will pick up and we'll clear out this afternoon. setting the stage for nice weather. even up the jersey turnpike, up
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towards the new meadowlands stadium. we're also looking at a monster hurricane in the atlantic with egore at a categoriy 5. we'll show that you in a bit. right now temperatures ranging from 59 westminster, 58 bel air. 61 degrees at perry hall and low 60s in chestertown at the eastern shore and centreville 62. ware -- we're looking at dry weather and multiple sweeps from maryland's most powerful doppler radar. if anything just a little bit of fog and low clouds. let's check the roads with kim brown. >> we're working two accidents and two road hazards this morning. an accident still remains on scene in elkridge. the eastbound lanes of route 100 approaching 95. you'll see police out there. in seaferred county, northbound 95 remains closed at the chesapeake rest area. avoid that. route 40, and right lane and right turn blocked because of a
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downed tree. overbrooke road and winwood road, there are lane blockages. and traffic flowing nicely on both loops, no problems on 695 and the 83s checking in without problems. back to you. 5:32. three days, still nothing. family members and friends of gerard grant are waiting for someone to come forward in a deadly hit-and-run. it happened saturday by erdman avenue in east baltimore. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with more. >> reporter: police are still looking for answers in this case and two little girls are left without a father after a fatal hit-and-run accident. it happened saturday about 7:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of erdman avenue in east baltimore. witnesses say a black mercedes hit 25-year-old gerard grant on his motorcycle. the driver of the mercedes immediately fled the scene. police don't believe this is a case of road rage. there is significant damage to the driver's side of the mercedes and witnesses say it was tough to watch.
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>> i heard, like, a pop. then i seen the young man flying in the air with his motorcycle. three times he did. land on the ground. >> reporter: police say they are looking for a black mercedes with major damage to the driver's side and the mirror missing. anybody with information should call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. another motorcyclist dead after a crash. this one happened in glen burnie. it happened at the intersection of solley and nabs creek roads before midnight saturday night. according to authorities a woman hit a deer with her car. the driver in the vehicle behind her stopped to avoid hitting her. but a motorcycle driven by a 34-year-old man john fabian iii didn't stop in time and hit the second car. he was pronounced dead at the scene. his passenger suffered serious
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injuries. we now know the identity of the two people found dead in a howard county home. according to police 35-year-old lenore len stout and reginald van graves both died from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. police say a child who lived in the home found the bodies saturday evening. police are still investigating but say there doesn't appear to be signs of forced entry. one of the three american hikers held in iran for more than a year could get out of prison today. the two men hiking with her though could be on their way to spy trials. abc's larissa has more now. >> reporter: the good news came on iranian state television. the chief prosecutor said sarah shourd would be freed due to her health provided she paid $500,000 in bail. >> we're encouraged by the news but there have been starts and stops in this before. until that actually happens
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we're on a wait and see basis. >> reporter: the long ordeal for the three began july 31, 2009 when they were arrested for allegedly crossing the border into iran and accused of being spies. in may the iranian government allowed the three a joyful reunion with their mothers. but until sunday the lawyer had never met them. he reports they were all in high spirits and said he's hoping to get all of them released on bail. iranian president ahmadinejad personally lobbied for shourd's freedom only to have the judiciary delay her release and added the bail demand. u.s. officials insist the bail money won't come from the american government and it's unclear whether she'll be pressured to return to iran for trial. >> i'm sure it will weigh heavily on her if they ask for her to come back. nobody wants to think two peoples' lives depend on them returning to a country. >> reporter: her expected release is clouded by the
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continued imprisonment of her two friends who may soon stand trial for illegally entering the country. an offense punishable by up to 10 years behind bars. abc news, dubai. 5:36. an underground discovery in southern maryland, a dolphin skull that is estimated to be 16 million years old. these are pictures of the whole experience. this happened in calvert cliffs, that area there. the excavation. the skull was found three months ago. this weekend students from an evolution class at harrisburg university helped to dig it out. the fossil will be on display at the calvert marine museum in a few weeks. check it out. a bus hijacking ends with a fiery crash. >> the whole thing caught on tape. we'll show you. plus, how the scary ordeal ended. >> and just when you thought they made headway another setback for crews battling a devastating wildfire in colorado. >> first, let's check the
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trains and bus was mark jones. >> good morning. the commute start is good now on light rail and the metro subway. both operating on time. on the buses the number 36 and 55 both running about 15 to 20 minutes late. the number 5 and the 19 and 27 and 91 diverted at fayette and eutaw due to construction. look for the 10 and 30 buses to be working with a diversion in the area of light and pratt, also construction. marc on time. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. [ male announcer ] this is the way most people choose a toobrush. with so many to choose from it's hard to see the difference. but this is the way most dentists choose a othbrush. ct is, more dentists brush with an oral-b toothbrush than any other brush. ♪ if you could see what your dentist sees, you'd reach for an oral-b toothbrush too. ♪
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visit verizon.com/getfios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. good morning. 5:40 on this monday. we're checking out our storm center weathernet. we have our hd cam, in towson. we're looking at the towson west elementary school. 61 degrees. 99% humidity. not really quite fog conditions but there's definitely the threshold there with low clouds and may be some patchy fog if you're driving through some of the valleys this morning. baltimore county 59 degrees.
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62 is matching the mark at dundalk elementary school at 62 degrees. there's to fog to be found, lutherville and dundalk but there may be up towards west baltimore county with the 100% humidity in reisterstown. overall our hour by hour forecast takes us from the upper 50s to near 60 and the patchy fog. any low clouds give way to clearing. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high by 4:00 p.m. with sunshine at 82. let's check the roads with kim brown. >> thank you. that earlier accident in elkridge on route 100 and 95 has been cleared away. we're actually looking pretty good around 695, though we're working a couple of accidents around the area. as we go to the maps we have a serious accident involving a tractor-trailer, northbound 95 remains closed at the chesapeake house in cecil county. if you're headed to philadelphia, delaware, new york area, you might want to use pulaski highway route 40 as an alternate to go northbound. a downed tree on the southwest
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side of route 40 -- northwest side of route 40, right lane and turning lane taken away. and walk walk in towson -- watermain break in towson, overbrooke road and winwood road. lane closures. and we're all green around the beltway and southbound on the 95 corridor. no problems on the harbor tunnel thruway either. linda so has one of our top stories. >> it was a dark night in little italy. i'm linda so. bge crews are working hard to get the power back on. how long before electricity is restored? ♪ [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way
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5:45. tommy the older dalessandro, he had power. many of his relatives came to this country. it's been a long time since they roughed it out like this. abc2 news' linda so with what is no power in little italy. >> reporter: an underground fire knocked out power to many living in the area. bge crews were working all day yesterday to restore the power in the area. the hope is to get it back on
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sometime this morning. an underground electrical cable sparked the fire early sunday morning. that knocked out power to parts of little italy. the fire happened at the corner of fawn and high streets. about 120 customers were left in the dark making it a tough day of business for many restaurants in the area. some even had to close their doors. >> in the mid-midst of recession, recession, a transformer fire, it's not the best way to sort of continue business but hey, football was on tonight. we're all watching that anyway, too. it was not going to be a terribly busy night i don't think but no way to tell. we're most concerned about saving our perishables. >> reporter: again, bge crews have been working to get the power back on. until they are finished the work expect road closures in the area of fawn and high streets in little italy. again, the hope is to get the power back on to everyone in the area sometime this morning. we're live this little italy, linda so, abc2 news.
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5:47. a motorcyclist is dead and baltimore city police are looking for the driver of a black mercedes they was involved in the hit-and-run. the crash happened saturday evening on erdman avenue in east baltimore. witnesses tell constitution they saw the -- tell abc2 news they saw the motorcycle do a wheelie and the 25-year-old gerard grant's body flipped three times before hitting the crowd. police don't believe it followed road rage. neighbors jumped in and performed cpr before paramedics arrived. grant died at the hospital from his injuries. >> i just want to say to whoever the person is that did this i need to you come forward. there's a dad that is gone, a close friend of mine that is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> here's what police want to you know, they say the black mercedes has significant daniel on the driver's -- damage on the driver's side and the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at
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410-396-2609. 62 degrees at 5:48. today opening statements are expected to begin in the trial of three men accused of killing former baltimore city councilman ken harris. charles mcganey and gary collins, 22 and jerome williams, 17 face murder charges in connection with the shooting death of harris outside of a northeast baltimore jazz club. that was september of 2008. democracy 2010 -- tomorrow you'll be voting. among the big races, primary race for governor. polls will be open from 7:00 in the morning to 8:00 in the evening. we'll have live team coverage on the air and on line tomorrow. tonight, begins the 15th season for the baltimore ravens. they play under the bright new york lights against the jets. up in their new stadium. no season has caused this much excitement for so much -- the ravens and jets tonight at
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7:00. i want to start off with what the big news about this weekend. this is the tropics. hurricane igor. i've heard it pronounced different ways. either way, 150 mile-per-hour winds. the strongest storm on the planet today. yeah, we didn't have comparable storms in the pacific or indian oceans. 150 mile-per-hour winds, a category 4 storm and behind it tropical storm julia just getting named yesterday. there may be another one named karl has the possibility of forming in the central sections of the caribbean. we're going to focus on igor, categoriy 4, there's a small chance it goes to 5 status but it will stay in the open waters. atlantic. then eventually start to weaken as forecast models take this closer to bermuda. doesn't look like it's requesting to be an -- going to be an immediate threat to the
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east coast but it's a huge storm, so even when it weakens it will propagate waves along the eastern seaboard. we'll see what it does. right now it's a long ways away from the eastern seaboard. low 60s now and basically looking at improving weather after a wet day yesterday. 62 in baltimore. 63 philly. 61 new york. the new york metro area and new jersey, meadowlands expecting a nice evening for that ravens game. 50s for the west. a sign of clearing skies as they've dropped back with the thermostat back to our west. you'll notice the low clouds at delmarva, eastern shore and new jersey, maybe fog mixed in. overall any clouds and fog we have will give way to clearing. we'll have a nice warm sunny afternoon. not much else going on. a quiet weather pattern but fast-moving winds carry occasional showers and clouds into the great lakes and to the north otherwise a quiet setup through
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this week. the way most of the summer has been despite the heat we've had to deal with. this is going to be somewhat tolerable. as we head through this week. fast-moving winds and occasional clouds to the north. otherwise a nice setup for a couple of days. including today. clearing skies after the morning clouds, we get to a sunny afternoon with a 2-degree guaranteed high of 82 degrees. still 78 westminster. with mostly sunny skies. parkton, close to 80. and we'll push it across the chesapeake to the eastern shore, aiming for sunshine and 82 degrees in easton. tonight, we'll probably pull back into the mid-50s and because of the longer nights and clear skies, better chance to drop to the dew point and produce morning fog. with a low of 56 degrees. we'll get ourselves back up to a high of around 79 tomorrow. 78 on wednesday. we'll push 80 thursday with afternoon showers that will take us through friday morning. here's kim brown with traffic. for the drivers starting early heading to the dc area you won't find problems on route 29 heading through howard
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county approaching montgomery county. 95 and the bw parkway all checking in incident-free. no issues between the beltways. looking at the drive times, still have no delays on the 795 southbound stretch between route 140 and owings mills boulevard. that is five minutes. four minutes from there as you proceed on to the beltway. as we look at the cameras, 95 on top of the fort mchenry tunnel. traffic was moving nicely just a few moments ago. no issues as you approach the toll plaza. no problems making your way southbound. stay with us, we have more "good morning maryland" after this. onge ] oka team. time to tackle these greasy dishes. we're facing some tough opposition today. i'm gonna need my biggest player. a change in the lineup? that little squirt? [ cheers and applause ] [ female announcer ] one bottle of ultra dawn has the grease-cleaning power of two of the leading non-concentrated brand, [ sponge ] way to go, kid. you really knocked the grease out of them. [ female announcer ] dawn does more...
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[ sponge ] so it's not a chore. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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5:55. news around the nation -- in colorado, another wildfire sprung up about 35 miles northeast of boulder and residents had to be evacuated. this as firefighters were making major strides trying to control a devastating wildfire. this new fire is fast-moving and threatening, again, dozens of homes. officials say the fire has destroyed at least one home in the loveland area. police in kansas are still trying to figure out why a man stole a city bus and led them on a high-speed chase throughout the city. they say 46-year-old steven donnell tried to steal the concrete struck that wouldn't start so he stole a city bus.
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the police dash cam caught it on tape. the bus hit three cars, no one was injured. finally, the driver pulled over after a fire started. police say that the tire went flat and sparked the flames. we have an out of control car slamming into a house here in georgia. police say the driver suspected of drunk driving was speeding down a hill, hit an embankment, went airborne and smashed into the home creating a huge hole. fortunately nobody was in the house, nobody was hurt, the driver received minor injuries. school back in session and parents now have a new worry. >> joce sterman will be here to tell you some of the new tactics that scammers are using to get your kids to dip into your wallet. >> oprah's new season starts today. who is her final guest? we'll let you know. !%
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a deadly hit-and-run leads our news this monday morning. it happened on erdman avenue and police are looking for a black mercedes. >> little italy is without power since yesterday. it really hurt restaurants and residents on a sunday afternoon. >> the ravens open up the season tonight. off the jersey turnpike against the jets. it's the season of so much promise. good morning, maryland, i'm jamie costello. 13 hours to kickoff. >> who is excited? >> i think we all are. >> the guy who brought the toys in. you can't see it because our names are up but you joe flacco here in a mini helmet. here's meteorologist justin berk. we have a long day to get through before we get to the game. the day itself is a lot to talk about. we had quite a bit of rain yesterday, on average half-inch to 3/4 inch of much-needed moisture. the first rainy day in three weeks in baltimore. now we get a chance to deal with early-morning clouds and fog. notal